Institut für Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsforschung gGMBH

ILS – Institut für Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsforschung gGMBH

ILS is a non-profit research institute working in the field of spatial sciences. The activities of the institute cover the entire spectrum from theoretical/conceptual basic research to applied research in the fields of urban and regional development, mobility, spatial planning and governance, architecture and building. Since April 2014, the institute is a member of the Johannes-Rau-Forschungsgemeinschaft, the umbrella organisation of 15 legally independent research institutions of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The institute has a research staff of 44 researchers (FTE), including PhD candidates. ILS has wide experience in participating in European and international research projects, both as co-ordinator and partner. ILS co-ordinated EU-Framework projects ELSES, LEDA and LINK. The Institute has been or is a partner in European Framework and H2020 projects such as FEW-Meter, FoodE, MAX, MOST, RAISE-IT, RURALIZATION, RELOCAL, SOCIAL EXCLUSION, WORKANDHOME, in INTERREG-Projects CSI, EURBANET, IMAGE, RESTORE, VALUE, VALUE ADDED as well as ESPON-Projects (COMPASS, TiPSE, PROFECY) and the Cost action “Urban Allotment Gardens”. The project will be carried out in the research group “Urban Social Space”, which has a long track record in research on social disparity, spatial fragmentation and social integration, migration and integration processes. In these policy areas, ILS also has a long tradition of carrying out practitioner-oriented research for and with a wide range of local, regional and national authorities and institutions.

ILS will lead the Work Package on Local Population. The WP comprises a conceptualisation of the term local population, an overview of studies about attitudes of local population, an empirical study of attitudes towards young migrants across all case studies, an in-depth empirical study of local non-migrant youth and an overall analysis of findings within this WP. ILS will also carry out case study research in Germany.

Team members

Photo of Dr. Jörg Plöger
Dr. Jörg Plöger
Team Leader
Photo of Zeynep Aydar
Zeynep Aydar
Team Member
Institut für Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsforschung gGMBH
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